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Published on May 16, 2024
1-Year-Old and Grandmother in Oakland County Hospitalized After Family Dogs AttackSource: Google Street View

A tragic scene unfolded in an Oakland County home where a 1-year-old girl and her grandmother were mauled by two family-owned pit bulls, as reported by authorities in Wixom, Michigan. The incident, which saw the toddler critically injured and requiring surgery, occurred around 9 p.m. Wednesday inside a residence located at the intersection of Nissen Court and West Maple Road, according to The Detroit News.

Responding officers discovered the child with bite wounds to her face, forehead, lower back, and leg. "Medics arrived and took the girl to a hospital, where she was expected to undergo surgery," the Wixom Police Department statement indicated.

The grandmother suffered injuries as well but declined transport to the hospital after being treated at the scene. ClickOnDetroit reported that the attack happened at 9:01 p.m., a detail that has yet to be reconciled with the official statement mentioning a timing of approximately 9 p.m.

Following initial treatments at Ascension Providence Hospital in Novi, "The girl was then transferred to C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital at the University of Michigan where she was listed in critical condition," police said in a release obtained by Patch

Details about the dogs' past behavior or what might have precipitated the attacks were not mentioned in the reports from either The Detroit News or ClickOnDetroit.